Flushing Town Hall’s Mini-Global Mashup Series Continues with JAZZ PIANO MEETS VENEZUELA Concert
Flushing Town Hall’s most popular series, Common Ground: Mini-Global Mashups, continues with its “Jazz Piano Meets Venezuela” concert on September 18 at 1:00 PM EST.
The monthly concert series features musicians from different countries and musical backgrounds together on stage for a “mashup” collaboration, performing together for the first time. The September mashup will feature American jazz artist Amina Claudine Myers and Venezuelan bandola llanera artist María Fernanda González.
Amina Claudine Myers is a multifaceted artist, composer and educator who performs original works of jazz, blues, gospel, spirituals and improvisations for the pipe organ. In 2010, Myers was commissioned by the Chicago Jazz Institute to compose and conduct a composition for a 17-piece jazz orchestra on the 100th anniversary of the late Miss Mary Lou Williams. Myers has received several grants and awards from institutions such as the National Endowment for the Arts, Meet The Composer, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Myers was inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 2001 and the Arkansas Jazz Hall of Fame in 2010.
María Fernanda González (Mafer Bandola) is a bandola llanera player, educator, self-taught composer and journalist from Barquisimeto, Venezuela. She is one of the only women in the world to play the bandola professionally as a solo artist. She participated and won competitions at the famous Joropo Festival in Colombia. She is also an innovator in her craft, experimenting with genres, sounds and cross-cultural collaboration in her compositions. In 2016, she became the first woman to play the electric version of the bandola. González is also a founding member of LADAMA, a group made up of four women from four countries.
Flushing Town Hall’s Mini-Global Mashups series was curated by renowned trumpeter and composer Frank London of The Klezmatics, who himself performed in Flushing Town Hall’s original large-scale Global Mashups series.
“Audiences can expect to enjoy incredible performers whose music is tied to their traditions but simultaneously modernized and fused with other musical elements that push their boundaries,” says Frank London.
“Showcasing these Mini-Global Mashups each month is one of the highlights of what we do at Flushing City Hall,” said Ellen Kodadek, Executive and Artistic Director of Flushing City Hall. . “I can’t wait for our audience to hear the musical talents of the legendary Amina Claudine Meyers and María Fernanda González.”
The performance on September 18 will be followed by a Q+A conversation between the artists and the public.
In-person tickets are $12 for Flushing Town Hall members and $15 for non-members. Those unable to attend in person can watch the livestream for free at https://www.youtube.com/flushingtownhall/live. Donations are encouraged.
For the complete Mini-Global Mashup series schedule and to purchase tickets, visit: https://cloud.broadwayworld.com/rec/ticketclick.cfm?fromlink=2193356®id=&articlelink=https%3A%2F% 2Fwww.flushingtownhall.org%2Fmini-global-mashups?utm_source=BWW2022&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=article&utm_content=bottombuybutton1 or call (718) 463-7700 x222.
For the full Fall 2022 event schedule, visit: https://www.flushingtownhall.org/events.